U.S.'s political turmoil is ultimately a strength

Storm clouds fill the sky over the U.S. Capitol Building, June 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

(CNN)These days, U.S. politics is showcasing turmoil, rage and rebellion. But that's ultimately a strength in these fast-changing times. People are angry. The economy, the society and the country are being transformed. That politics reflects these changes is a strength, not a weakness. It allows the nation to absorb, react, adapt— and then move on.

At least that's what I tell foreigners and myself — with fingers firmly crossed — as I watch the craziness on the campaign trail.